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Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1990 Nov-Dec;32(6):474-9.

[Outbreak of human leptospirosis by recreational activity in the municipality of São José dos Campos, São Paulo. Seroepidemiological study].

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Centro de Saúde I de São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brasil.


An outbreak of human leptospirosis due to recreational activities occurred at São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil in November 1987. It involved a group of persons who had participated in a gathering in a suburb club which had a swimming pool fed with natural water. Epidemiological investigation was carried out and laboratory tests from the patients were done. It was observed that a high prevalence of the pomona serotype (91%) was found in the serological analyses, while the presence of the agent of the infection could not be found in the water club swimming pool.

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